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Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights concerns. “President Trump and President Al-Sisi will use

Egyptian twins get 14 years in jail for plotting Saudi mosque bomb attack

A specialized court in Riyadh has sentenced two Egyptian twin brothers on Tuesday to 14 years in jail for planning a suicide attack on a Saudi mosque in cooperation with ISIS. The first brother was tasked by ISIS to attack

History of Saudi King Salman as a skilled diplomatic craftsman

Assaf bin Salem Abuthnain

By : Assaf bin Salem Abuthnain The late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Israel in 1977 astounded the Arab world and the whole globe, but to some key Arab states it came as no surprise. But what was most

Outrage in Egypt after man rapes 20-month old baby girl

A 35-year old man has admitted that he kidnapped and raped a 20-month old baby girl by laying her down and opening her diaper, in a crime that has left many Egyptians in shock this week. The girl’s life was

Egyptian court jails 56 over migrant boat shipwreck

An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison on Sunday over the capsizing of a migrant boat that left over 200 people dead last year. The defendants were sentenced to at least seven years in jail, judicial sources said, with

Explosion in Cairo suburb kills one, injures three

One man was killed and three others injured in an explosion in the Cairo suburb of Maadi, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The man who was killed, a building guard who was cleaning the property’s garden,

Egypt’s former president Mubarak walks free for first time in six years

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said. He left the Maadi

Ten Egyptian troops, 15 extremists killed by in Sinai clashes

Ten members of Egypt’s security forces were killed by bombs which struck their vehicles in central Sinai, a military spokesman said on Thursday, during an operation targeting what the army described as terrorist bases. Fifteen extremists from Ansar Bait al-Maqdis

‘Love for music’ inspires Cairo-based couple to perform on the same oud

Husband and wife, Ghassan al-Yousef and Dina Abdel Hamid, are known as the married Arab couple who play on the same oud while performing. On stage, Ghassan holds the pear-shaped body of the oud, while Dina grasps its Fretless neck.

Egypt’s Sisi to visit Washington in first week of April

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington during the first week of April at the invitation of US President Donald Trump, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The trip will be Sisi’s first

Where are the stars of the Arab Spring?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi In his most recent piece for Kuwaiti Newspaper Ayyam, marking 6th anniversary of the so-called Arab Spring, writer and researcher Khalil Ali Haidar enquired about the fate of the Egyptian Arab Spring political activist and journalist

Colossus found in Egypt may have depicted famed pharaoh Psammetich I

An ancient colossus uncovered in Cairo last week may have depicted the famed pharaoh Psammetich I, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Thursday. The fragments of the eight-meter (26-feet) tall quartzite statue were found by an excavation team in ground water

Egyptian-American Dina Powell named deputy US National Security Adviser

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has tapped Dina Powell to become his deputy, promoting the Cairo-born banker and policymaker to a key White House role. McMaster appointed Powell as deputy national security advisor with particular responsibility for developing strategy, a

Russia denies deployment of special forces in Egypt

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it did not have special forces in Egypt after US, Egyptian and diplomatic sources told Reuters it appeared to have deployed such forces to an Egyptian airbase, the Interfax news agency reported. The

Poll: 63 percent of Egyptians against verbal divorce

At least 63 percent of Egyptians are against undocumented verbal divorce, in which Muslim men may divorce their wives without going through a court of law, a new poll has shown. The survey showed that only 16 percent support undocumented

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released, lawyer confirms

Overthrown Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said. Reports suggested Mubarak will return to his private residence in Cairo’s upscale district of

Egypt’s capital set to grow by half a million in 2017

Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. Greater Cairo, a metropolitan area

Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for cancelling Egypt visit

Amitabh Bachchan

International Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan has apologized for not being able to attend the Luxor African film festival (LAFF) in Egypt after much hype over his attendance. In a video statement released on Saturday, Bhachchan apologized to both fans

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